- What is one example of a regional approach to health care transformation?
- What effects did it have on costs and rates of acute health care utilization?
- What lessons does it provide?
This resource describes a study of the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP), which was created as a regional approach to health care transformation in Baltimore, Maryland.
- J-CHiP deployed a comprehensive set of care coordination programs across the continuum of traditional, and nontraditional, health care settings.
- The intervention augmented care management with programs designed to address barriers to health.
- This analysis evaluates whether J-CHiP’s approach to population health management achieved the desired reduction in costs and acute utilization for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries in East Baltimore.
- The analysis failed to detect statistically significant cost savings. However, from a health care innovations perspective, the results highlight promising aspects of the J-CHiP program and also indicate areas in need of improvement.